Brake Repair and Service
Everyone depends on their vehicle’s braking system to work, and it’s easy to take for granted. However, it’s essential to have this key safety feature properly maintained, or your vehicle will require more distance to come to a stop, which compromises your safety and the safety of others. In addition, the sophisticated computer-controlled anti-lock systems of today’s vehicles require maintenance to ensure proper performance.
Our technicians are trained to inspect, diagnose and repair braking systems of any kind. We can pinpoint the problem, whether it’s something as simple as a brake adjustment or as complex as repairing anti-lock braking systems.
Every brake part we use either meets or exceeds Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications. For additional peace of mind, we provide our customers with a 1 Full Year or 20,000 km Warranty on all parts & labo
5 Signs That You Need Your Brakes Checked
Is there a high-pitched squeal coming from your wheels? There is a good chance that you need to replace your brake pads. At the sign of the first squeal or screeching sound, head to the repair shop. Replacing pads will save you costly future repairs.
Grinding is another warning sound and usually means you’ve gone beyond the point of just replacing brake pads. Grinding noises signal metal on metal; your calipers mostly likely are grinding against the rotors. This repair is far more costly than replacing pads.
There are several things that cause a vehicle to pull strongly to the left or right when you step on the brake. Faulty brakes are usually the culprit. Check things like a stuck caliper, collapsed brake hose, or unevenly worn brake pads.
If your brakes are okay, the problem might be tires, front-end alignment, or suspension. Whatever the cause, pulling to one side or the other is good reason to head straight to the mechanic.
If you have anti-lock brakes it’s normal to feel pulsing in the brake pedal when you execute an emergency stop. However, if you notice pulsing when stepping on the brake for a normal stop, have your brakes checked immediately.
Pulsing or vibrating in the brake pedal generally indicates that your rotors are unevenly worn or warped. Heavy duty driving like towing or frequent braking on hilly terrain causes friction and heat and can alter the shape of the rotors. If the mechanic rules out rotor problems it’s possible that you need a front-end alignment.
Abnormal Pedal Response
Have you ever stepped on the brake pedal only to feel it go right to the floor? “Soft brakes” means that your brake pads are fully worn out, the hydraulic system is faulty, an air leak exists, or brake fluid is leaking. Have these symptoms checked immediately before they create further mechanical problems, or worse, before you experience a complete braking failure.
The opposite response is called “hard brakes” and occurs when the brake pedal is nearly impossible to operate. Your car might have a blockage in the brake line or have an issue in the vacuum system.
Soft or hard braking operation requires an immediate trip to the mechanic.
Grabbing feels like a jerking motion when you step on the brake. Although it could indicate an unevenly worn rotor, it could be something as simple as needing to change the brake fluid.
If any of the described symptoms occur, assume that it is your brakes and have them checked immediately. Always ensure your safety and the safety of your passengers. Although you may be able to fix some of these issues yourself, leave the difficult repairs in the hands of a trusted brake specialist.